Indoor Range

The YCB board would like to thank those using the indoor range for their cooperation and compliance during this difficult time.  As we transition towards a more normal routine with the latest provincial guidelines, we have reduced the minimum booking time to 15 minutes before a standard two hour range or tool room block.  This means you can reserve a 2 hour block up to 15 minutes before it starts.   We have increase the number of participants to 15 individuals for each 2 hour block.  This means a maximum of 5 shooters on each of 3 lines. Your cooperation is appreciated.  

 

Two family blocks have been assigned to Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 to 10:00 am.  Please reserve these family blocks with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Please keep in mind those individuals 12 and older who have declared their full vaccination status with the board may book and use the indoor range and tool room at this time.  No one under 12 years old is permitted to use the indoor facilities unless participating in a structured class provided by YCB.

 

There are still no WALK-INS allowed at this time.  We need to maintain our contact tracking to comply with the ministry regulations.

 

Please understand that we will keep this resource open as long as everyone complies with the provincial guidelines on disclosing full vaccination to access facilities such as our indoor range.  You may disclose this information to any board member in person or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with YCB Validation in the subject line.  Once your name has been registered with YCB, you may book your lane block online at http://yorkcountybowmen.com/ycb2017/index.php/events/indoor-range-lane-reservation.

 

At this time, the only method to use the indoor lanes is through the registration system.  NO WALK-INS permitted.

 

If you have any questions regarding the current protocols, please drop us an email.

 

Summary:  Effective November 4, 2021

  1. You must provide your vaccination record to a board member either in person or by mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with YCB Validation in the subject line) to access the indoor range facilities.
  2. Up to 10 members may book lanes within a 2 hour block through our online registration system at least 15 minutes in advance.  Please see point 1.  No reservation – No indoor shooting.
  3. Everyone can use all the YCB outdoor facilities (practice range and forest courses) and washroom without completing Step 1.
  4. Please tap your card on the front door pad every time you arrive on the property and enter the indoor range.
  5. We will continue to keep you informed as the COVID directives impact our club.

 

 

3D Target Inserts

We have a growing collection of used 3D inserts which members may take home. These worn inserts are located behind the south portable.  For more information, contact Jared or Paul.   These inserts will be disposed of after a week or so if not picked up by members.

 

Indoor League

Fall Indoor league is starting November 1st. It will run for 8 weeks. The first 4 weeks are IFAA (Five spot blue/white target), and the following 4 weeks are WA (Three spot yellow/red targets). Top 3 scores from each category will be used for your total. Please have a second archer with you while you score. Remember this is for fun. Current range policy and procedures must be followed.

Any questions please email Larry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Please stay safe and see you at the club!


Bela Kutasi
YCB President

 

 

Located just north of the city of Toronto, York County Bowmen has been home to hundreds of archers for over 50 years.
Whatever your type of bow and style of archery, you will find yourself at home at our diverse facilities.
Club members are able to use the facilities 24/7/365.

 

 

 

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3D Tournament Rules

General
A 3-D course consists of 20 full sized animal targets distributed at various distances from each other depending on the terrain available. The targets are numbered from 1 - 20 and must be shot in consecutive order. In most competitions there will be a second 20 target course numbered from 21 – 40. Stakes, various distances from the targets, indicate the shooting position for different age and equipment classes. Distances are not marked, judging the distance from the shooting position to the target is part of the challenge. Range finders or cameras are not permitted during any competition. Target sizes will differ depending on the type of animal, although some small animals (mosquitoes or frogs) are enlarged to create a feasible target. Targets will be at different distance from the shooting stakes. The distances may differ from 3 yards to 50 yards. The larger animals are usually used for the longer distances.

Participants
The number of archers per group may be between three and five, although four is the preferred number. In the event that one group is holding up the next group on the range, it is courteous to allow the faster group to shoot through. It is important to stay on the marked trails, getting off or going backwards on the trails may be dangerous.

Shooting Process
It is common to use a Shotgun start where groups of archers are assigned a target number to start at. All groups will start shooting on a signal at the same time and shoot targets in rotation to cover all 20 targets. One archer shoots at a time. The order of shooters shall be rotated from target to target. Only one arrow is shot at each target by each archer. Courtesy demands that any chatter is stopped as an archer is at full draw. Ample space must be given to the shooting archer. A time limit of two minutes per shooter is customary. Discussion in regards to yardage is not allowed until all archers have shot this particular target. Arrows are not pulled until all archers have shot. In case of a miss one archer should stay in front of the target while others may look for the missed arrow.

Scoring
Double scoring is customary during tournaments. Each archer has two score cards. Two of the group of archers are designated to mark the scores on separate score cards while another calls out the scores. The arrows are not to be touched until all agree that the scores are correct. The exact location to score on the animals is marked with indented lines on the body. While these lines are not visible to the naked eye to most archers, binoculars are allowed to determine where the vitals are. Three irregular circles are differentiating scores between an 11, 10 and 8. An arrow touching a line on the outside of the circle counts as if inside the circle. A hit anywhere else on the body except hoofs and horns counts 5 points. Hoofs and Horns count as a miss. In order to score an arrow it must be stuck in the target. Shoot through or bounce-outs must be witnessed by the majority of the group to be scored. All score cards must be totaled and are to be signed by the archer and one other archer of the group before turning them in to the organizer.

Sample Score Card:                                                                                                                 Sample Target:

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York Region Food Drive - Fall Caring Campaign

Please drop off a nonperishable food items into one of the white boxes locate next to the vending machines in the indoor range.

2022 3D Provincial Championships

York County Bowmen will be holding the 2022 Provincial 3D Championships the weekend of July 30 & 31.   We plan to exceed everyone's expectations generated from the 2021 Provincial 3D Championships.  

Keep checking back for more information as details, logistics and sponsorships firm up!

 

Membership

The YCB facilities are available to members (Guest Restrictions Currently In Place) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The YCB facilities are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We currently have about 200 members including families and support all archery styles from freestyle compound bows to Olympic recurve to traditional instinctive shooting.  Our new clubhouse has six double lanes indoors and our 50 acres of land contains an outdoor target range, a 70m Olympic target, a 14 station field course and two 3D courses with 20 targets (rubber animals) each.  All this is laid out through picturesque mature hardwood and pine forests.

You can become part of our trusting community, too, practicing & developing your archery skills and enjoying comradery with your fellow members.  All we ask is that members be safe, clean up, follow the rules & regs, help out when able and respect all other archers regardless of their skill level and equipment style.  Our club has enjoyed over 50 years of cooperative operation, run by volunteers for the benefit of current members and future archers in the next 50 years.

Membership at YCB is very simple and affordable. If you think about it the membership works out to be $0.80 a day for an adult membership. What else can you do that offers year round access, good friends, fresh air and exercise for such a low price?